Following an incident involving a Swiss Avro RJ-100 which closed the runway at London City for a period, all passengers booked on BA3 London City – Shannon – New York JFK were transferred to London Heathrow and accommodated on mainline services. When the London City runway did re-open British Airways A318 G-EUNB operated BA3 with no passengers in order to be in New York to operated the heavily loaded return BA4 service.